Environmental Chemistry & Ecology Laboratory

Laboratory responsible: Sofia Galinou-Mitsoudi, Professor


The laboratory aim is the education, and scientific research of the Undergraduate Study Program of the Department of Environmental Engineering, the Postgraduate and Doctoral research in the subject of the natural and anthropogenic environment, in the physicochemical-biological processes, in all fields of Ecology (e.g. .organismal, population, biocommunities, ecosystems), biodiversity, organisms, the pollution effect on ecosystems and organisms, climate change and environmental protection.


The Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry & Ecology is under construction in an area of 50 m2.2.

The objectives of Ecology for study & research are currently supported in a space of 15 m22 while part of them is hosted in the Soil Mechanics Laboratory.

Laboratory & Technical Infrastructure

The laboratory equipment includes:

  • An Olympus stereoscope,
  • Two Zeiss microscopes, one for research with camera and PC,
  • Three digital scales, one analytical
  • Heating plate,
  • Vacuum system.

Additional equipment is available at the Soil Mechanics Laboratory:

  • Owen,
  • Granulometry with a series of sieves,
  • System for cutting and grinding limestone materials,
  • Instruments for sampling and field measurements such as van Veen grap, Sechii disk).

In the framework of the research activities of the Laboratory, a Doctoral Thesis and a Master's Diploma are prepared.

Published work in peer-reviewed international scientific journals in the period 2020-2022 that mainly contributed significantly to the recording of Greek and Cypriot biodiversity::

Mbazios G., Kontadakis C., Galinou-Mitsoudi S.+, Manousis Th., 2020. New gastropod records for the Mediterranean and the Hellenic Seas. Xenophora Taxonomy 27: 34-58.

Manousis Th., C. Kontadakis, G. Mbazios, S. Galinou-Mitsoudi+, 2020. New records of Cimidae, Murchisonellidae and Pyramidellidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) for the Mediterranean Sea and the Hellenic Waters. Xenophora Taxonomy: 28 (Supplément n° 170): 3-27.

Manousis Th., C. Kontadakis, G. Zaminos, C. Zeimbekis G. Mbazios, S. Galinou-Mitsoudi+, 2020. New records of Lower Heterobranchia (Mollusca: Gastropoda) for the Mediterranean and the Hellenic Seas. Xenophora Taxonomy, 30: 34-51.

Manousis Th., A. Porfyris G. Mbazios, G. Zaminos, C.Kontadakis, S. Galinou-Mitsoudi+, 2020, New bivalve occurrences for the Mediterranean and the Hellenic Seas. Xenophora Taxonomy, 29 (Supplément n° 171): 1-15. 

Mbazios G., C. Kontadakis, S. Galinou-Mitsoudi, Th.Manousis, 2021. New records of Mollusca for the Mediterranean and the Hellenic Seas. Xenophora Taxonomy, 31: 25-39

Manousis Th., G. Zaminos, E. Samara, G. Mbazios, S. Galinou-Mitsoudi, 2021. Rissoella angeli n. sp. (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Rissoellidae) and additional new records of molluscs for E. Mediterranean and the Hellenic Seas. Xenophora Taxonomy, 31: 51-70

Kontadakis C., Mbazios G., Manousis Th., Galinou-Mitsoudi S. ,.2021.  Records of the Indo-pacific species Heliacus implexus (Mighels, 1845) (Gastropoda, Architectonicidae) established in the Mediterranean Sea. Xenophora Taxonomy, 32 (April 2021): 18-22.

Papadimitriou Ch.A.*, Savvidis Y.G, Galinou-Mitsoudi Σ., Moriki A., 2021. The role of hydrodynamics on the sustainable mussels’ culture activity. The case of Chalastra basin (NW Gulf of Thessaloniki). Ηydrology 8, 105. https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrology8030105

Giannis Zaminos G., Apostolou C., Porfyris A., Manousis Th., Zeimbekis C.,Tsiaras S., Galinou-Mitsoudi S., 2021. New records of extant and fossil Mollusca for the Hellenic Seas. Xenophora Taxonomy, 34 (Oct 2021): 16-25

Mbazios G., T. Rozakis, G.Zaminos, S. Karypidis, G. Minos, K. Papavasileiou, C. Kontadakis, T. Manousis, S. Galinou-Mitsoudi, 2022. New records and distributional status of marine Mollusca for the Hellenic Seas (by September 2021). Xenophora Taxonomy, 35 (Apr 2022): 8-16

Manousis T., S. Galinou-Mitsoudi, 2022.  Great molluscan diversity associated with a limited Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson, 1870 bed in Thermaikos Gulf, North Aegean Sea, Greece. Xenophora Taxonomy, 35 (Apr 2022): 20-42

Manousis T., M. Tisselli, S. Galinou-Mitsoudi, 2022.  Description of Odostomia widmeri spec. nov. (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Pyramidellidae) from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Xenophora Taxonomy, 36 (July 2022): 69-72

Kolokotronis D., Th. Manousis, S. Galinou-Mitsoudi, 2022. The Marine Mollusca οf Cyprus (By October 2022): An Up-To-Date, Systematic Catalogue, Documented With Bibliographic αnd Pictorial References. European Journal of Zoology, 1(1): 1-15. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24018/ejzoo.2022.1.1.12


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